Reopening Monday 17th May – what to expect

We are reopening on Monday 17th May! The Box Office will be open Monday to Saturday inclusive from 10am to …

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Ropetackle gears up to restart the party

Ropetackle and Alfonso the Magnificent are ready to re-start the party on Thursday 20th May 2021  For those who have …

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COVID-19 safety measures at Ropetackle

We are continually monitoring government guidance regarding COVID-19 and complying with all relevant regulations and restrictions. The following measures are …

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Community Meals Appeal – Thank you!

Before Christmas, we launched an appeal for funds to help support families and individuals in need in our community with …

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STAFF VACANCY: Finance and Administration Officer

We are looking for a new Finance and Administration Officer Job description: Responsible to: Centre Manager Hours: 28 hours per …

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2020 – A Year in Review

2020 was the most challenging year for the arts. From March onwards, live gigs were postponed, rescheduled, or modified to …

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Free Panto tix for NHS Workers!

Calling all NHS workers! ‘Oh Yes, It Is!’, our amazing Shoreham Panto is happening from the 11th to the 31st …

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Ropetackle launches community meals appeal

Ropetackle in the community With Ropetackle closed for events during the November lockdown, we want to put our facilities to …

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Ropetackle receives lifeline grant from Culture Recovery Fund

12.10.20 Ropetackle Arts Centre has been awarded £56,000 as part of the government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to …

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Latest guidelines for venues

As well as implementing stricter hygiene measures, a one-way system inside the venue, and a reduced audience capacity, we are …

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Re-opening for Food from Friday 7th August

The lovely people at Lesley’s Kitchen – the award-winning caterers we use for our popular pre-show suppers – will be cooking …

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A Summer Film Programme Launched for the Holidays!

As the country begins to open up again, Ropetackle is delighted to present a film programme for August to help …

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Black Lives Matter

Today the Arts Council published a blog that states unequivocally that Black Lives Matter. Ropetackle supports the statement below “We need to …

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Rescheduled Shows

Hello valued customer of Ropetackle! Firstly a massive thank you to everyone who has stuck by us over the past …

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We received Arts Council/National Lottery funding!

We have been awarded a grant of £34,800 through the national Arts Council scheme, which helps venues like ours stay …

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COVID-19 Latest

As per Step 3 of the government roadmap out of lockdown, Ropetackle has reopened for live events from May 17. …

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RE-SCHEDULING OF SHOWS As previously indicated, our staff are in the process of rescheduling shows which have had to be …

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She Shore Finalists

PRESS RELEASE She Shore Live Finalists Ride the Ropetackle Wave to Success We are thrilled to announce the names of …

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Snow White Raises £4k

Christmas may be long gone, but the spirit of Christmas isn’t as two local charities have found. Shoreham Food Bank …

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Snow White Goes to Shoreham Beach

PRESS RELEASE Children at Shoreham Beach Primary School were treated to an assembly with a difference on Wednesday 4th December, …

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Climate Change Summit

Shoreham Climate Change Summit will tackle issues head on   Ropetackle, Shoreham Wordfest and the Campaign for the Protection of …

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Ropetackle 2020 Fundraising Gig

Local community rallies round for Ropetackle Less than two weeks since the launch of its Ropetackle 2020 Patrons and Friends …

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Patron’s Scheme

ROPETACKLE LAUNCHES PLAN FOR SURVIVAL A new fundraising appeal has been launched by Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham’s purpose-built community arts …

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Ropetackle voted best Sussex Theatre and Arts Venue

For a small venue of only 200 seats, Ropetackle really does pack a punch when it comes to live shows. This …

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Ropetackle Film Club Shoreham Movies Cinema

Ropetackle Cinema goes Dementia Friendly

Ropetackle Cinema is proud to launch its new programme of Relaxed and Friendly Screenings with a showing of Mamma Mia …

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Exciting summer programme launched

Pirates, comedians, rockers, jazz stars, blues legends, breakthrough artists and a host of children’s shows and films…all these and more …

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Big Voices Set to Make Waves at Ropetackle

  Two of Europe’s most admired vocalists are appearing on the same stage when Jo Harman and Elles Bailey come …

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Food and Drink

Economy expert comes back to Shoreham for exclusive show

Paul Johnson, Director of the UK’s pre-eminent economic think-tank, the Institute of Fiscal Studies, makes a welcome return to Shoreham’s …

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Morgan & West’s Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show for Kids (and Childish Grown-ups!)

Fresh from their appearance on CW Network and Netflix’s Penn & Teller: Fool Us, and a run of packed performances …

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Keeping children (and adults) fully entertained this Spring

Things never stay still for long at Ropetackle, the innovative multi-arts venue in Shoreham by Sea. You’d think with the …

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Shoreham Port: Past, Present and Future

The fascinating story of Shoreham Port, a symbol of progress and pride in the region, will be brought to life …

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Our heartfelt thanks to Brian, an original volunteer

Last Thursday April 12th saw the final day of work for long-time Ropetackle volunteer Brian Whipp. Brian, 77, joined the …

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JOB OPPORTUNITY – Ropetackle Café Manager

Ropetackle Café – Café Manager We have an exciting opportunity for a Café Manager to manage both front-of-house and behind-the-scenes …

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Introducing our new Saturday Sessions – free events!

The Ropetackle team is delighted to bring musicians, poets, singers and other creative types together to lead public sessions. We’re …

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Ropetackle Arts Portal

We’re happy to have launched a new series of workshops offering invaluable insight for aspiring arts professionals. Taking place on …

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“Oh Yes It Is!” Panto supports ‘Cancer Is A Drag’

LP Creatives (the theatrical team behind the Christmas pantomime) are proud to announce that they will be supporting the charity …

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A Fantastic November Barnstormers Comedy…

November: the traditional calm before the storm that is the Christmas silly season, and an opportunity to enjoy some top-flight …

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A ‘thank you’ from Water Aid

Another £1000 collected! With many thanks to you all from us (and from all the people now drinking clean water). …

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Ropetackle appoints first full-time director following 10 year success.

Ropetackle Arts Centre has appointed its first full time director. The appointment comes after the venue celebrated its tenth anniversary …

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  •   Lovely little place for a relax and chill in a morning! Coffee cake and a magazine. Meeting friends and family - or just a little working morning on my own!

  •   A great local venue, always something on that appeals to all people. Lovely to have a local arts venue and not to have to go to Brighton

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  •   This venue is great for a night out. They have an assortment of entertainment, we mainly see bands or tribute bands. The one in July was Eagles tribute and the... read more

  •   Another great Sunday Jazz , just love the place, great place To go Sunday jazz is just a delight once a month

  •   We have been to the panto at the Ropetackle several times and this year it was as good, if not better than ever. It had all the ingredients we... read more

  •   Fabulous friendly award winning venue run almost entirely by volunteers. Films.,bands, recitals talks you name it you can experience it here. Lovely cafe and bar and fab staff.

  •   A great local venue, always something on that appeals to all people. Lovely to have a local arts venue and not to have to go to Brighton

  •   Have been to several shows at Ropetackle Arts Centre. Plenty of variety for all tastes. It is great that you can sit in the comfort of a table and chair... read more

  •   Recently moved to Shoreham, and it’s lovely to have an arts centre. There are lots of activities and the cafe provides a friendly central hub. We have attended several... read more

  •   First visit from Southampton to the Ropetackle for a Jon Boden concert. We had a excellent experience considering covid.